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Last Saturday I went to my gaming-club Ducosim . A nationwide association where all key publishers in the Netherlands show their latest games. Many small and new artist show their faces, prototypes and games. Two acquaintances of mine also had the pleasure to sign a contract by Playthisone with the Royals and Rebels. I made a small photo impression.
Designer of 7 Street
Designer Paul van der Meer
Gang Up! 'A criminally fun card game!
Gang Up! 'A criminally fun card game!
Ladies and Gentlemen Evolution
Designer Bert Menting & Artist Sander ten Napel
Close up of the caracter cards
Playing Puerto Diablo
A Lucky Pirate
Enjoying Memoir '44
A the beach
Playing Cacao with Levi
Niek & Timo siging their contact by Playthisone! for Royals and Rebels
615 AD in Domburg in Sealand in the Netherlands
Back in time
During the summertime I made some photo's from Utrecht and Amersfoort, in the old center are some nice games stores. Amsterdam Rijkmuseum gives me some inspiration of interesting historical theme's for games.
Reading my Magzine on the beach in Turkeye
Only one game was in my suitecase
My Wife doesn't play game's only Speed Cups, she was in the winning mood!
My Son drawing the Tracks on the board
No not pirates again!
Yes Sugar Gliders!
The Dutch Jury of the Nederlandse Spellenprijs, to announce the winners in Amersfoort
Koppelpoort in Amersfoort
The Best Shop in Town
Froome - Tour de France in Utrecht
Old City center of Utrecht
Gamestore The Joker at the Oude Gracht
Game store Never Neverland
Never Neverland - the store
A lot of choice
Labyrinth Fantasy - Fantasy Hobby Games
Subcultures at the cannel
Subcultures at the Oude Gracht
Amsterdam in front of the Rijksmuseum
Waterloo - Napoleon
Waterloo Stratego - Emperor Napoleon vs. the Duke of Wellington
Cannals in Amsterdam
Cannals in Amsterdam
The Night Watch
A Little impression of Steffen Benndorf's card game the Game ..... light co-op card game. Or could be played solo. Quick and the dead ... it playes fast, easy to pickup but deadly if you do not coop good enough! It's good for your communication exercises.
Players in The Game try to discard all 98 cards in the deck onto four discard piles in order to win, but they need to do so in the right ways.
Each player starts with 6-8 cards in hand depending on the number of players, and four discard pile prompt cards are on the table: two showing "1" and an up arrow and two showing "100" and a down arrow. On a turn, a player must discard at least two cards from hand onto one or more discard piles, with cards on the 1 piles being placed in ascending order and cards on the 100 piles being placed in descending order. One tricky aspect to play is that you can play a card exactly 10 higher/lower than the top card of a discard pile even when you would normally have to play in a descending/ascending order, e.g., if a 100 discard pile is topped with an 87, you can play any card lower than 87 or you can play the 97.
After a player finishes their turn, they refill their hand from the deck. During play, players cannot reveal exact numbers in their hands, but they can warn others not to play on certain discard piles or otherwise make play suggestions.
Once the deck is emptied, players are required only to play at least one card on a turn. If you play all 98 cards, you win! If you get good, the rules suggest that you play at least three cards a turn to increase the challenge.
The Game - Box & Cards
Five Player Game - Starting Up
Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini are giving us new adventures at the board to the east and Dennis Lohausen ad some great artwork to the Travels
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the "Silk Road", they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275.
In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character and special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving victory points for arriving in Beijing, fulfilling the most orders, and having reached the cities on secret city cards that each player gets at the start of the game; these points are added to the VPs gained during the game. Very different starting positions and characters make this game different and fresh every game.
Box & Board
Character Card - Niccolo and Marco Polo
The Marketplace – the Goods are useful for many tasks
Close Up - Voyage of Marco Polo
The Travel Space
Sunset over middle Asia
From City to City
I made a small photo impression of the May Ducosim Boardgame Event in Amersfoort in the Netherlands
Close to the Old city Center
Amersfoort - Koppelpoort
Close to the Event a great boardgame shop "de Spellenwinckel" in the old streets of Amersfoort.
The main Hall
New tested prototypes
The Dice Tower - a nice one!
Bring & Buy Stand
Testing your prototype by 999 Games
Box & Board - Napoleon's last 100 days as Emperor. It simulates the desperate struggle that ensued on the Brussels' highway at the crossroads of Quatre Bras
Napoleon's last 100 days as Emperor. It simulates the desperate struggle that ensued on the Brussels' highway at the crossroads of Quatre Bras
Playing - Napoleon's last 100 days as Emperor. It simulates the desperate struggle that ensued on the Brussels' highway at the crossroads of Quatre Bras
The Gamemaster's Dutch Edition
La Granja the Alpich pond near the village of Esporles on the island of Mallorca
The Voyages of Marco Polo
1895 - 1898 - The three liberation wars fought between Cuba and Spain
The Dutch NSP Jury has selected the Winners for 2015 for best Family & Expert game!
Last Saturday I went to a small gaming club in Utrecht at Table top day.
I had time to play El Gaucho with Cowboys on the Pampa's and the second game I played was The Golden Ages an elegant Civ. Game. I had a good gaming afternoon.
A small photo impression:
Eight-Minute Empire: Legends
El Gaucho's at the Table
Selling of Buying Cows
Gaucho's taking their Actions
Cows of El Gaucho
Playing the Leader of the second Age
In Antwerpen was also a Table Top Day and they made also great pictures created by Walter Saenen & WAS:
In the adventure game North Wind, cities are suffering heavily under constant raids from pirates. As freelance trade captains, the players bring food and other goods to the cities, in addition to fighting the pirates whenever they encounter them. Fighting without cannons leads to poor results, however, and cannons are expensive. With each success, though, a player can better equip his three-dimensional ship and strengthen his crew.
In the end, the player who finds the best mix of trading and fighting will prove to be the victorious captain.
Box & Board - Presentation
Game in Progress
4 Player Game
It's about trading our goods!
Sailing the seven sea's
Grain, fish, salt, wood and wine and dark blue pirate captain
No not pirates again!
Pirates! Cannoneer & Cannons are very useful
Trading port - Trading goods for cold or goods
Goods & Pirates on board
Port of destination, and fulfill contract for this port
The Center board for victory point and contract requirements for the ports
Nord Wind is a good looking family game with great components and beautiful arkwork and an elegant gameplay.
In the beginning of the game you would trying to improve the quality of ship and crewmember to have more succesfull
explorations to the new ports. The high luck factor, easy machanics makes it an solid game for families. Easy to learn & teach.
Kings of Israel, a game taking place in Israel the Northern Kingdom during the reign of kings up until the destruction by the Assyrians. Each player represents a prophets that are trying to remove the evil (sin cubes) and idols from Israel. Building altars help guide the people in the coming difficult years for the Kings. In this cooperative game players work together to build enough alters before the Assyrians destroying the northern kingdom.
Reading the rules a Pandemic feeling start to grow but the idol mechanism, event cards and resource cards made this game fresh and different. The historical biblical theme fits pretty well without being preachy. But also useful for church service . The game has positive and negative event cards that are determined by the nations current King, sin is spreading the country, also from neighbor tribes and nations. The prophets have special abilities for there actions but teamwork is important.
Beautiful Arkwork on the Cover
Game turn orders
Event cards - Altar in Bethel
Idol Tokens in Chinnereth
Megiddo, the Prophet arrives
Influence from the South of Judah
A Prophet on the way to the city of Joppa
The King Maker, time is passing by
Forgiveness of Sins
Game Overview of the west coast.
King of Israel is a solid cooperative family game, with smooth and solid mechanics. Good game components and nice artwork, especially the box cover. Fun to play and easy to learn & teach. Lance Hill did a great job with this kick starter.
VERSAILLES is an innovative family game for 2-5 players, who will take on the roles of architects and interior designers, working together to create the magnificent palace for King Louis XIV, and compete for the favor of the great monarch himself. Each turn, a player will move one or more of their workers from one location to another and activate all of their workers gathered there. This will provide them with resources, allow them to build puzzle-like palace pieces, design impressive decorations for the interiors and the gardens of the palace and learn new skills, before His Majesty
Taking the role of architects and interior designers, working to create the palace for King Louis XIV5 - Player Game in Progress
King Louis XIV is on his way.
Placing the Palace Tiles
Alchemist Guild - Allows the player to advance one or more of their Technology Markers
The Architects’ Guild provides the player with a number of options when activated
Close Up - 5 Player Game
Each turn, playera will move one or more of their workers from one location to another to activate all of their workers gathered there
The Workshop location with the Decoration Tiles
Versailles is wel produces with fine components and artwork and a interesting theme.
The Idea of moving workers is fresh. During the game a variable way of strategies is missing especially in the end game.
Mechanics working smooth and it has a fast gameplay, clear rules and accessible for new gamers.
My favorite photo's of 2014
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